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the collection of ancient rabbinic writings on Jewish law and tradition (the Mishna and the Gemara) that constitute the basis of religious authority in Orthodox Judaism

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Critique: A seminal work of impressively erudite scholarship, "A Traveling Homeland: The Babylonian Talmud as Diaspora" is academically enhanced with the inclusion of thirty pages of Notes; an eight page Bibliography; a twelve page List of Names and Subjects; and a two page Index of Ancient Texts.
Tract Erubin," in New Edition of the Babylonian Talmud, Vol.
94) We find this same rabbinic interpretation of Song of Songs 4:7 two other times in the Babylonian Talmud.
For example, whereas the Mishnah that was produced in Palestine prohibited business transactions with idolaters for three days preceding their heathen festivals, (90) the Babylonian Talmud only forbid such activity on the actual day of the festival.
The Babylonian Talmud, as traditionally interpreted, does indicate that a prohibition on causing unnecessary suffering to animals is a Biblical mandate.
Including a feminist critique of crucial texts, such as Ovid's "Art of Love," the Babylonian Talmud, and Pliny the Younger's letters, Cohick's chapters chronologically progress through a typical first-century woman's life, beginning with the lifestyle of a daughter, the customary marriage and expectations as a wife, and the role as a mother.
The Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Sanhedrin delves into much of this material.
The Babylonian Talmud revealed that gentiles had to be honored by Jews.
Lines 1-2, He who destroys: Babylonian Talmud, Sanhedrin 4:5:
See also Ecclesiasticus 7:12-13; Babylonian Talmud, Sanhedrin 92a.
To Ezekiel and later commentators of the Babylonian Talmud, Sodom's sin was the selfishness of rich people who refused to help others--or, as a writer in 1644 put it, "pride, excess of diet, idleness and contempt of the poor.
It is the Babylonian Talmud that has served as the authoritative statement of Jewish law, not its Palestinian counterpart.
For it was here that King Yehoikan built the first synagogue; here that Jews adopted the distinctive Ashuri (Assyrian) square Hebrew characters; and here, between 200 and 500 AD, that at the yarchei kallah--assembly of sages--compiled the Babylonian Talmud.
4) See the Mishnah in Babylonian Talmud Sanhedrin 37a.